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November 13th, 2006, 14:28
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Games are stuffed with moments of all different shapes and sizes: heart-stopping, jaw-dropping, spine-tingling, belly-laughing, head-scratching and even tear-jerking occasions that make us rejoice our game playing habits - and they have all rocked our world.

In celebration of this, we have taken on the monumental task of compiling our 101 greatest gaming moments (allowing only one moment per game) of the last 10 years and, after weeks of intensive squabbling, we've settled on the final list.
Some of the items listed are gems:
18 Medal of Honor: Allied Assault - The Omaha Beach landing
One of PC gaming's finest moments comes at the start of Medal of Honor: Allied Assault - scheduling the game to start moments before the infamous WWII landings is a masterstroke. As a videogame level it works very well, but when the subject matter is real you start to imagine for the first time how scared our heroes must have been as they stormed the beach under a rain of bullets.

Few games make you fear for your virtual life but every time a bomb goes off, sending sand high into the air, you are truly thankful it missed. Harrowing and brilliant in equal measures. It worked so well, the level was recreated a few months later in the series' next console offering, Medal of Honor: Frontline.
While others are toss-aways … most of these seem recent:
76 Dark Messiah of Might and Magic - Frozen solid
We adore Dark Messiah's energetic combat but one surprise experience that illustrates DM's "full body awareness" emphasis really impresses. One mission sees you attempt to rescue an ally being harshly questioned inside a nearby house. Heroically, you bang open a window, burst into the room and… stop.

You've been zapped with a freeze spell, encasing you in a gleaming shell of ice that leaves you powerless to intervene as the enemy slays your friend and escapes. It lasts only seconds, but it's arresting enough to stand out in a game that can boast some incredible set-piece battles.
You've *got* to be joking …

The list is console-heavy, with repeats for Mario, Silent Hill, Resident Evil and seemingly a dozen for GTA … and with all of the crap piled there seemingly to appease various editors, it is perhaps unsurprising how much good stuff was missed.
-- Mike
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